Program Design

The Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential (formally Tier II) is job embedded, relevant to the day-to-day work of the beginning administrator, and provides flexibility in the options for meeting goals and professional development requirements.

Our Program: One of only three such programs in the state, the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential program is designed to facilitate the on-site reflective coaching induction and professional development of beginning administrators and fulfill the CCTC requirements for the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential. The program utilizes a reflective coaching format that includes a minimum of 20 hours of on-site coaching each year for 24 months by a university fieldwork coach/supervisor. The 12 unit,four semester program is centered on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs) and supports participants in clarifying and achieving the actual goals and tasks confronting them as beginning administrators.

This program is ideal for:

  • Public and private school administrators (site-based or district office) who have completed two full years as an administrator.
  • New or experienced administrators who have already cleared their credential but want to hone their leadership skills through on-site reflective coaching.


Program Details

  • Total Semester Units: 12 semester units
  • Format: On site, job embedded fieldwork, alongside an experienced university supervisor/coach 
  • Completion time: 2 years
  • Location: Regional Centers in Mission Valley-San Diego, and Bakersfield.
  • Tuition and fees: Please visit our Graduate Student Financial Services website
  • Coaches: All of our Administrative Coaches are veteran school administrators with decades of experience as principals and district office administrators and have received Coaching Training through the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and New Teacher Center (NTC) Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success (CLASS) Network. Our coaching team members have backgrounds and experiences in schools and districts with special needs in Title I, Program Improvement, SAIT, DAIT, Curriculum Audits, high English Language Learner populations, and high poverty populations. They have also had experiences with high performing, high income schools and districts.

Professional Clear Handbook


Each one of the PLNU School of Education Regional Centers has a program coordinator that is available to answer questions about curriculum. In addition, a graduate admissions counselor is available to answer questions about the admissions process, application deadlines and materials.

Key Contacts by Location


Dr. Carl Olsen, Admission Chair 

(661) 377-4724 


Stephanie Meier, Graduate Enrollment Counselor   

(661) 377-4721   


Mission Valley (San Diego

Suzanne Roy, Admission Chair  

(619) 563-2820 


Serina Scott, Graduate Enrollment Counselor    

(619) 849-2863